I’m tempted to get a MBP in the near future and have never owned an Apple computer but I do have an Iphone. As for the new Retina model, i’m quite shocked that for £1800 you only get 256GB flash storage with no way of upgrading it. And once you take the operating system out of the equation how much of that 256GB is left? I know it’s an SSD which makes it ultra fast but the capacity is still 256GB, shocking.
I’m going to buy an iPhone 4S with 400 minutes, 1000 msg text, and 2GB data, which is $79.99 a month. Is that the real pricing or would it be more like $100/mo?
Wow, this is really expensive. I thought most things state side were supposed to be cheaper than the UK! I get an iphone with 2000 mins, 5000 texts and unlimited 3G for £35 ($55.56). It’s a 2 year contract which includes paying for the phone as well.
this issue is been discussed on forums many times
anyway, I’m using Chrome in general and used as my default browser. I’m also long time firefox user, I switched since chrome is released and used firefox only when developing
Sorry for repeating an old thread. I really like Chrome apart from the lack of a menu bar and also that Norton 360 doesn’t work with it, probably Nortons fault. The thing is, i’m so used to Firefox and know it inside out but when it hits almost half a Gig of ram with only ten tabs open and plays Vimeo videos pretty badly, it begins to test my loyalty.
I’ve been a Firefox user for a long time but i’ve been finding it quite bloated if I have a certain number of tabs open. I also use Chrome for general surfing but cannot make the “final” switch and call it my default browser.
The main issues I have with Firefox is not really page speed, but playing videos in HD. In Chrome it’s always perfect but Firefox is 50/50. So which browser’s do you guys use and do you have similar issues as me?
I have both platform experience and it have nothing to do with developing, designing or any other workflow difference. Its just what computer you like more. Mac is like expensive car, service cost much more. And probably no viruses is something to consider. In the end its apps that makes the computer, so consider what apps you will be able to use on each platform. Nothing else comes to my mind more
If it’s just down to apps then i’m pretty happy with a Windows based PC. As for viruses, that’s one of my biggest attractions for getting a Mac. But like a previous poster stated, it’s also about learning a whole platform and new way of doing things. And as designing is my second job at the moment, i’d rather stick to what I know.
Forget hardware and the price tag. Look what you’re doing on it. Design and web development can be done on both machines. I see suggestions for all kind of awesome mac development programs, but I always just use dreamweaver on my pc, and it works just fine. Matter of taste I think Do keep in mind that if you want to play games, a pc is your best choice. Otherwise I don’t think it would really matter what you choose. Mac has restrictions, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, sometimes restriction keeps distraction at bay
If you want a windows laptop that looks somewhat like the macbook air, look at this one from asus: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/21/asus-zenbook-ux31-review/. It costs about the same as the air. Maybe 100/200 dollars less, but who really cares. As long as it runs great.
Good luck on finding your perfect laptopEDIT : the asus ux31 is actually 300 euros cheaper then an air with the same specs. Well that’s actually quite something
I was actually looking at this last night after seeing it previewed on The Gadget Show (UK) and it looks really slick. But my current laptop is 17.3 inches screen size and I couldn’t work with a machine as small as this Asus.
I’m pretty certain now that i’ll be sticking with a PC. Apart from the “malware” issues, I cannot justify getting a Mac when I can get a very high spec system for the same price.
True with the Adobe license. Also, I’ve had my current Windows 7×64 for the past 2 years. No troubles, running like day one. I don’t download anything I’m not sure 100% is legit. I don’t visit nasty sites nor am I inclined to click ads So far, so good!
I’ve caught stuff from sites, won’t name them, that get green ticks from Norton and AVG and nothing to do with downloading. And one site was an ecommerce site based in Hong Kong. Straight after visiting it I got pop ups all the time and Norton told me I had two viruses. Would this have happened on a Mac? Not if you believe what Mac users say.
@Enabled. For performance and cost, no contest, PC all the way. I am tempted by a Mac but initially all i’ll get is 4GB of ram and for quite a hefty fee. My current machine only has 2GB ram and beleive it or not it can run plenty of stuff at the same time.
This is why i’m a Dell fan. So when buying a new system aftet 5 years, it’s not just the price but do I really just want 4GB ram? No, I want at least 8. Then you have the negative aspects of the PC world. I’ve done numerous reinstalls over the years after catching malware, Macs don’t appear to have such problems.
Also I have a Windows version of Photoshop. Will Adobe exchange it for a Mac version or help me out in any way? I doubt it. So that is something else I have to consider.